Robotic Studio Camera Support Installations -- A Hit in the U.S.


Last Updated: September 20, 2013 3:11 am GMT
(Shelton, CT--September 20, 2013) Vinten Radamec, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, announces the completion of a number of robotic studio camera support installations in the United States.

In New York City, Al Jazeera America installed a six-camera Vinten Radamec robotic system in its Manhattan studios to support its U.S. cable network. The cable channel chose Vinten Radamec’s next generation Fusion FH-145, which incorporates Vinten Radamec’s Intelligent Control Engineering (ICE) that delivers unprecedented control and accuracy in an innovative and highly compact form. FH-145 heads can be operated robotically or manually, adding to their flexibility. Al Jazeera’s robotics are controlled by a Vinten Radamec VRC controller designed for easy use in a configuration, which provides multi-user, multi-facility control of robotic pedestals, heads and elevation units.

Bay News 9, Tampa’s 24-hour cable channel, owned by Bright House Networks, expanded its existing studio robotics system with four additional Vinten Radamec FHR-145 robotic heads, utilizing ICE technology in a robotic-only head. The heads are mounted on Vinten Osprey Elite Studio Pedestals with Vinten Radamec’s FBH-175 Height Drive, providing robotic elevation control of the cameras. The cameras are equipped with Autoscript 17” prompters.

Also adding to its existing robotic studio equipment was Orlando’s WFTV, a Cox Media Group station. WFTV chose a Vinten Radamec FHR-145 robotic head along with an FP-188+ Robotic/Manual pedestal, utilizing Vinten Radamec’s new differential wheel trucks to maximize floor traction, which enhance shot stability performance. The FP-188+ can be operated robotically or manually, providing WFTV with greater operational flexibility. WFTV added a 15” Autoscript prompter.

Investment bank Morgan Stanley chose Vinten Radamec Robotics for its television studio. Through system integrator DSI RF, they selected a pair of FHR-145 Robotic- heads along with Vinten Radamec’s FCS-16 Compact Touchscreen controller, a small form-factor control system capable of controlling up to 16 robotic heads. Morgan Stanley also selected a pair of 15” Autoscript prompters.

Gary Rotondelli, Business Development Director, Robotics and Prompting said: “These latest installations have further strengthened our position as market leader and we’re proud that some of the US’ biggest broadcasters are enhancing their productions using our solutions”.

About Vinten Radamec
Vinten Radamec is a leading provider of robotic camera support systems offering engineering excellence and globally supported solutions for a wide range of technologies and markets. Its extensive range of products includes robotic heads, pedestals and controllers suitable for studio, OB and legislative environments. Recognised for some of the most innovative broadcast robotics in the world, Vinten Radamec has a worldwide customer support network and distribution infrastructure, and an industry leading research and development program.

Vinten Radamec solutions take a seamless role in the broader automated environment and thereby increase the flexibility of systems to take advantage of the economic and operational benefits of robotic cameras.

®Vinten Radamec Broadcast Robotics is a registered trademark of The Vitec Group plc.

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About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

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